L-glutamine is an absolutely essential amino acid that possesses anti-catabolic qualities. It is also the primary fuel source of immune cells and intestinal cells.
Under periods of stress like really intense workouts, glutamine becomes critical because your body may not be able to make enough of it. If enough glutamine is not supplied by the diet, then the loss of muscle tissue will provide the supply.
Intense exercise also places a high demand for glutamine in a healthy body, making post-workout an ideal opportunity for consumption.
L-Glutamine plays an important role in:
1. Protein metabolism
2. Cell Volumizing
3. Increased Strength and Endurance
4. Tissue Repair
5. Higher Growth Hormone output
6. Anti-catabolism/Decreased chance of overtraining
7. Immune system enhancer
The greater number of days you're training, the higher you're risk of fatigue and symptoms of overtraining will be. You can greatly reduce this risk by adding additional glutamine to your post-exercise meal.
High-protein foods such as meat, fish, beans and dairy products are excellent sources of glutamine that should be eaten on a regular basis as well as supplementation.
L-Glutamine is one of those all-star supplements you just can’t get enough of! Supplement throughout the day with as much as you can afford! If you are on a tight budget I recommend saving this miracle amino acid for the post-workout window of opportunity.